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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time; NFL Hall-Of-Famer Emmitt Smith and MLB Hall-Of-Fame pitcher Greg Maddux are among the early list of star-studded celebrities from the sports and entertainment world who will be playing in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community on Wednesday, Jan. 31, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Additionally, Olympic Gold Medal winner Bode Miller, NFL running back Tim Brown and Lady Antebellum star Charles Kelley also will be on hand.

Phelps is considered the greatest Olympic athlete of all time thanks in part to his record 28 overall medals, including a record 23 gold medals. His most recent competitive appearance was at the Rio Summer Games, where he added six more medals, including five gold medals, to his record medal count. The Scottsdale resident will be making his third appearance in the Annexus Pro-Am (2013, 2017).

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich announced today that 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open champion Hunter Mahan will receive one of the five available sponsor exemptions for the upcoming PGA TOUR tournament, which is scheduled to be played January 29 – February 4 at TPC Scottsdale.

A six-time winner on the PGA TOUR, Mahan has appeared in 11 WM Phoenix Open’s, earning a win in 2010 and a total of three Top-10s, including a T4 in 2014 and a T9 in his first start in 2005.  Mahan ranks 8th overall among WM Phoenix Open money winners with $1.7 million in earnings.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Three-time WM Phoenix Open champion Phil Mickelson and former Arizona State standout Jon Rahm are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

Additionally, notable commitments were received from three players currently in the Top-50 in the Official World Golf Ranking – Tony Finau (40), Si Woo Kim (41) and Brendan Steele (45).
“Phil is an incredible ambassador for our tournament, and as a three-time winner, one of the crowd favorites every year,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich. “We’re also thrilled to welcome back Jon Rahm, a four-time NCAA All-American and rising young star on the PGA TOUR.”

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GRAMMY-nominated rapper and songwriter Flo Rida is the latest artist announced to the music lineup to the Coors Light Birds Nest – the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community.

Flo Rida made his first appearance at the Coors Light Birds Nest in 2017 and will be joined by repeat performer Kelley James on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The Coors Light Birds Nest lineup is now nearly complete. Other artists scheduled to perform include Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane on Thursday, Feb. 1 and OneRepublic on Friday, Feb. 2. Saturday’s lineup is expected to be announced in early January.

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SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – GRAMMY-nominated American pop-rock quintet OneRepublic is the latest lineup addition to the Coors Light Birds Nest – the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community. OneRepublic is making its first appearance at the Coors Light Birds Nest and will take the stage on Friday, Feb. 2. The evening is being presented by Hakkasan Nightclub, voted #1 nightclub in North America.

“We are excited to see how our music lineup is shaping up and thrilled to announce that OneRepublic will be a part of our concert series this year,” said Coors Light Birds Nest Chairman Dodge Earnhardt.

The Coors Light Birds Nest lineup is now nearly complete. Other artists scheduled to perform include Flo Rida and Kelley James on Wednesday, Jan. 30; and Florida Georgia Line and Chris Lane on Thursday, Feb. 1.

The Waste Management Phoenix Open has unveiled a logo for their signature 16th stadium-hole. The three-level stadium features skyboxes, suites, and general admission bleacher seats. Snagging one of the general admission seats can be a tough task which usually means getting there extremely early and running fast or waiting in a lengthy line outside of the stadium. The cheers, chants, and boos of the fans can be heard nearly anywhere on the course, especially by the PGA Tour players before walking through the tunnel from the fifteenth green.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Two-time defending champion Hideki Matsuyama, 2017 U.S. Open champion and former WM Phoenix Open winner Brooks Koepka, and two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson are among the latest players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale. A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

“It is always special to have a former champion in the field, and Brooks and Hideki represent the last three winners of the Waste Management Phoenix Open,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich. “Bubba is a great friend to the tournament and always one of the first to commit and we are excited to have him back for 2018 as well.”

Currently ranked fifth in the Official World Golf Rankings, Matsuyama is coming off an excellent 2017 season with three wins including his second consecutive WM Phoenix Open title and three second-place outings that included a runner-up finish at the U.S. Open.

PHOENIX, Ariz. – Last year’s PGA TOUR Player of the Year Justin Thomas, three-time Major winner Jordan Spieth and perennial fan favorite Rickie Fowler are among the first players to commit to the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, set to tee it up January 29-February 4 at TPC Scottsdale.

Additionally, Charley Hoffman, a longtime Waste Management Ambassador and currently the 23rd-ranked golfer in the world, also committed to the play.  A field of 132 players will vie for the $6.9 million purse, the $1,242,000 first-place check and 500 FedExCup points.

“Jordan, Justin and Rickie are some of the most talented and popular golfers in the world and we’re thrilled they’ve committed to play,” said Tournament Chairman Carlos Sugich.  “All three of these players, as well as Charley, are great ambassadors for our tournament and we’re excited to watch them compete in 2018.”